News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2021

Need a COVID-19 Vaccination? Appointments Available at WSU!

The Worcester State University command informed the Town of Shrewsbury that there are A LOT of appointments available for the COVID-19 vaccine!
The Regional Collaborative Site at Worcester State University’s Wellness Center, a collaboration between the Uni...
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MA Immunizations Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Volunteer Painters Needed!

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The Shrewsbury Council on Aging is looking for several individuals to assist with repainting benches outside the Senior Center. All paint and supplies will be provided. 

Contact Christine Moriarty at 508-841-8758 or cmoriarty@shrewsburyma.gov.

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Walk Massachusetts Challenge Sponsored by MCOA

Lace up your sneakers - the Walk Massachusetts Challenge is back! This year features more walking options and more prizes! With five individual goals, there's a challenge for everyone - from walking 65 days to walking 692,000 steps - each tied to...

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Register Here Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-05-21

The Baker-Polito Administrative Announces New Walk-up Options at MA Vaccination Sites, Provides Weekly Dose Update.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 5, 2021 

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that beginning next week, most of the ...

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PRESS RELEASE 05-05-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-03-21

Baker-Polito Administration on Track to Hit Goal of 4.1 Million People Vaccinated, Announces Next Phase of Vaccination Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 3, 2021 

Massachusetts set to vaccinate 4.1 million people by the beginning of June ...

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PRESS RELEASE 05-03-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-30-21

Baker-Polito Administration Announced $7.7 Million to Support and Expand Shared Local Public Health Services

Grant program funds 29 groups of cities and towns to improve local public health  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2021...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-30-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Al-Hamra Academy Garden Beds

Al-Hamra Academy is offering raised garden beds to the public. They have 5 full beds which are 4x12 in a super sunny fenced in area in the fields of Al-Hamra Academy located at 435 South Street, Shrewsbury. Each full bed will be $30 and a half bed will be...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-27-21

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries effective May 10, 2021 and put plans in place for further reopening on May 29, 2021 and August 1, 2021. The Administration continues to...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-27-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Center Re-Opening!

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging is happy to announce our grand reopening! The Center is currently planning to open for outdoor activities on May 10th and limited indoor activities on June 1st. We are looking for program/activity leaders and volun...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 26, 2021

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use

 

April 23, 2021 - Urgent: CDC Press Release: FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19...

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FDA-CDC Lift J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Veterans Affairs News Release -COVID-19 Vaccine- April 16, 2021

VA Central Western Massachusetts expands COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, and spouses under SAVE LIVES Act

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2021

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System expanded its COVID-19 vaccinations...

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VA Vaccination Update Expanded Eligibility Flier Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Jennifer Maddox - Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently launched theEmergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), a new fu...

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Division of Local Services Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Introducing Via WRTA: Fast, easy, affordable rides around Shrewsbury

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The WRTA has announced an affordable public transit service in Shrewsbury called Via WRTA. This service can be used by downloading the mobile app.  

How does Via WRTA work?

Think of us like a shuttle that comes when you want, where you want. &n...

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https://ridewithvia.com/wrta/ Council on Aging Department
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Experiences to Still Enjoy in Massachusetts This Summer

Looking to get out of the house as the weather gets nicer? Discover Central Massachusetts is a great website to view events going on in our area and beyond!

From art festivals, movies, film and music, readings and talks, tours, workshops and many more! Vir...

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Discover Central Massachusetts Website Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tick Awareness

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Tick-borne disease prevention

Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded, or grassy areas (especially in tall grass), including your own backyard.

Different kinds of ticks feed on the blood of mammals (including people, dogs, cats,...

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CMRPHA Arbovirus Brochure Council on Aging Department
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Horizons Streaming Premier

HORIZONS STREAMING PREMIER

Sunday April 25 | 4:00PM

On Demand April 26 - June 30

With guest Aaron Engebreth, baritone

Performing works of Barber, Tann and Beethoven

Tickets: Adults $20. Household $38, Student $5

Youth 17 and under/EBTWIC, free

Limited free ticke...

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Poster Council on Aging Department
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program & Public Phone Number

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Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program & Public Phone Number

Homebound individuals who cannot leave their home to get a COVID-19 vaccine are able to receive an in-home vaccination through one of two options, depending on where they live:

1. 161...

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Municipality List for In-home Vaccine Program Council on Aging Department
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Shrewsbury Council on Aging Awarded Shared Winter Streets Grant

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging and pleased to announce the receipt of $45,000 from the Shared Winter Streets Grant to support the Shrewsbury Senior Center/COA to establish and provide a Senior Salt program to our residents! This includes salt, buckets an...

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Council on Aging Department